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  • Acylcarnitine, Plasma

Published on April 03, 2015

Acylcarnitine, Plasma

Tube Type
Test ID LAB429
CPT Code(s) 82017
Group/Individual Test Group - group members: see separate Table (Acylcarnitine Normal Ranges. doc)
Laboratory Core Lab - performed by: Special Chemistry Laboratory
Tube Station 30 (Core Laboratory)
Specimen Routine: 3 mL blood/Na Heparin/green top tube; see Comments
Micro: 1.5 mL blood/Peds Na Heparin/green top

Room Temperature: 4 hrs

Off Site Collections:
Centrifuge sample; aliquot plasma (min 500µl) & freeze at -20 °C within 4 hours of collection
Frozen, -20 °C, 14 days
Refrigerated: Not Acceptable
Ambient: Not acceptable
Availability Routine: Performed twice per week - Monday & Thursday
Turnaround Time 6 Days
Reference Range Normal: See separate table (Acylcarnitine Normal Ranges.doc)
Comments Methodology: Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Multiple test requests with same sample type will require additional volumes for testing.  Pediatric green tops available from Phlebotomy Services.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on February 26, 2019

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514